Review: Zeina Durra's 'The Imperialists Are Still Alive!'

July 1, 2011

By Jonathan Miller

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(Photo courtesy of Imperialists Are Still Alive! film)
Durra's film draws upon her experiences of post 9/11 New York City.

Zeina Durra’s parents wanted her to leave New York City after 9/11. But the London-born director of Middle Eastern and Bosnian decent decided to stay. Many of Durra’s experiences living in post-9/11 New York City are reflected in her first feature-length film, The Imperialists Are Still Alive! 

The film screens Friday-Thursday at Facets Cinémathèque. Film critic Jonathan Miller had this review of the film.